Somali Pirates Hijack Help


Back in November, we looked at the problem of piracy on the seas off the coast of Somalia. Since then, pirates have continued to seize ships and hold them for ransom. As if this wasn't bad enough, many of the vessels taken by pirates contain food aid from humanitarian organizations—food aid that is badly needed in Somalia, a country that is gripped by drought and famine. Freelance journalist David Axe recently returned from Somalia and brings us an in-depth look at the challenges sailors face getting U.N. food aid from Kenya to Somalia through these pirate-infested waters. For more, check out David's website, War is Boring and make sure to come back to GOOD tomorrow for a story on two organizations are using drastically different approaches to fight pirates off the coast of Somalia.